Although 5G was introduced to mobile broadband relatively recently, the first applications of 6G technology have already been released by countries such as China, the United States, Japan and South Korea.
According to data from Open Signal, all of these countries still have a long way to go when it comes to broadband 5G coverage, with only South Korea and the United States joining the top 5G coverage countries that are simultaneously developing 6G technology.
A graph prepared by the German company “Statista” showed that only 28.1% of the population of South Korea reached the coverage of the fifth generation networks, which occupies the top position in the global ranking of countries in relation to the coverage of this generation of networks.
The Arab countries ranked first, with Saudi Arabia came second in the world With coverage of 26.6% of the population, followed by Kuwait with 26.3%, then Hong Kong – the city-state – ranked fourth in the world with only a quarter of the population covered by the fifth generation networks.
While the percentage fell to 20.8% for the United States of America, and Thailand and Taiwan were among the leading countries in the coverage of fifth generation networks, while Europe was present only with a weak representation of Italy ranked eighth in the world with coverage of about 15% of the population.
The fifth generation network ranking of countries in the world
On the other hand, all the countries with the highest 5G availability showed almost complete coverage with 4G network service in 2020.
So far, 5G networks cannot deploy independently, as they first require the availability of 4G or LTE + technology, before 5G connectivity can be made at the present time, although the launch of the independent version of 5G has already started in select countries.